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Sauteed Sauerkraut with Smoked Sausage

Delicious dinner idea. 

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, dinner, lunch, comfort food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 1 ½  Tbs. Vegetable Oil or any on hand,bacon fat works too
  • 2 Cups Smoked Sausage sliced
  • 2 cups Shredded or chopped Sauerkraut store bought or homemade
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed and minced
  • 2 dashes Ground Black Pepper


  1. Heat the oil and drop about ½ of the minced garlic, stir but do not let it burn; also turn down the heat to low-medium.
  2. Add Sliced sausage, stir until it gets brownish. If you eat bacon you can saute bacon as well. 

  3. Add Sauerkraut on top and stir all together, it might have some water in, and that's alright because it will give you more flavor; toss the rest of the minced garlic on top and stir.
  4. Add ground black pepper and stir to combine. 

  5. Cook until most of the liquid evaporates, stir and you will have sauteed sauerkraut after 7-10 minutes.
  6. You can also try this recipe with cooked pasta, sauteed with Sauerkraut

Recipe Notes

For the soup option just add beef or vegetable broth on top. Let it boil for 20 minutes under the lid, add salt if needed and you can actually add about 1/2 cup of rice or a couple of cubed potatoes and carrots to the soup, and boil until tender. 

Recipe for Reg Cabbage Soup